Cybertruck is a Police Car Now

The Cybertruck had a good run. Since Elon Musk introduced Tesla’s dystopian play-tank last week, the vehicle has likely garnered more publicity than virtually any car announced in the last decade – and even the trove of critics dunking on the Minecraftian block-wagon seem at least a little bit intrigued by what it will look like on roadways. Read More >>

Dubai Airport Suspends Flights Due to Real/Imaginary Drone Sightings

The drone menace has gone international, with flights at Dubai International Airport – only home to the world's busiest international terminals – suspended this morning due to reports of rogue drones in the area. Read More >>

Dubai Plans to DNA Test All 3 Million of Its Residents

In a massively ambitious project aimed at improving the health of its 3 million residents, the city of Dubai plans to sequence the DNA of its entire population. Read More >>

Police in Dubai Are Getting Real, Very Dangerous Looking Hoverbikes

Police in Dubai may soon have access to functional hoverbikes, according to AutoBlog, which reported the Dubai Police unveiled the new technology in conjunction with Russian company Hoversurf at the Gulf Information Technology Exposition last week. Read More >>

Dubai’s Unfortunately Named Torch Tower Won’t Stop Catching on Fire

Some Dubai residents woke up to a familiar sight early Friday morning: flames engulfing an enormous skyscraper. In fact, the fire that spanned 50 of the 86 stories of the massive Flame Tower was all too familiar. The same skyscraper burned in 2015, and the causes appear to be related. Read More >>

Dubai Now Has Its Own Font

The city of Dubai has worked with Microsoft to create an official font for the city, which it claims is a world first (we're not convinced). Read More >>

Watch Daredevils With Jetpacks Fly Next to People Standing on Top of Airplanes

If you’re going to be flying in the air with a jetpack attached to your back, you might as well do it with folks who have strapped themselves standing to the wings of an airplane. Why not, right? Read More >>

This Giant Inflatable Waterpark is What Dreams are Made Of

This 200-person capacity beachside waterpark might just make me travel to Dubai. Coming in at 252 feet long and 115 feet wide, this floating obstacle course looks like a grand ol’ time. The park even spells out Dubai! [Design Boom] Read More >>

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Dropping an iPhone Off the World’s Tallest Skyscraper is Stupid and Really Dangerous

By now you’ve likely heard of TechRax, the YouTuber whose shtick consists of buying expensive gizmos and destroying them for views. It’s obnoxious. It’s repetitive. And it’s gained him over five million subscribers. Read More >>

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The Evacuation of a Flaming Plane Looks Terrifying

Yesterday an Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 crash landed in Dubai for reasons unknown. There were no fatalities during the incident in spite of the plane’s front half being engulfed in flames. Now video has surfaced from inside flight EK521, and it looks like hell on Earth. Read More >>

Emirates Plane Erupts Into a Fireball on the Runway

Emirates Airlines flight EK521 from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram crash landed at Dubai International Airport earlier today, the BBC reports. Read More >>

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Absurdly Fast Human Catapult Goes From 0 to 125 Miles-Per-Hour in One Second

Dubai is equal parts engineering marvel and rich person playground. It’s where drones race pricey supercars and skateboarders rent out and drain entire waterparks for their amusement. It’s also where BASE jumpers Chris Douggs McDougall and Jimmy Pouchert shot themselves 300 feet into the air just for the fuck of it. Read More >>

Dubai Is Building the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by 2020—and a whopping 5,000 megawatts by 2030. Read More >>

No, the UAE Should Not Build a Rain-Making Mountain to Fix its Water Problems

It sounds like the plot of a summer blockbuster, but the United Arab Emirates is apparently quite serious about building a mountain to increase rainfall in the region. Would it work? Probably. But instead of launching an infrastructure project where a very rich country attempts to dig its way out of a drought, the UAE needs to get serious about conserving its water. Read More >>

Dubai’s Next Crazy-Tall Skyscraper Will Make the Burj Khalifa its Bitch

Dubai’s quest to build a skyscraper so tall it sways around in the wind like a drunken monster and tickles aeroplanes' bellybuttons continues. Developer Emaar Properties has revealed the Tower, which will make the 2,716ft (827m) tall Burj Khalifa its bitch. Oddly enough, the Tower doesn’t have an official height yet, despite the fact that construction is set to begin this July. All we’ve heard so far is that it’ll exceed 2,730ft (832m) tall. Read More >>